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Tracey Harris, 1970 | Realist painter

Tracey Harris is a Contemporary Realist painter specializing in figurative and still life oil paintings. She is an award winning🎨 artist who's artworks are collected nationally and internationally.
1995 - Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, England;
1992 - Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.
Experience: - Tracey Harris is an emerging artist specializing in contemporary representational painting. She has exhibited internationally and nationally winning numerous awards.
At a recent solo exhibition an art dealer, Timothy Ward, of Ward and Ward, wrote of Harris’ work: “Few modern paintings effectively pay homage to traditional aesthetic choices such as chiaroscuro.

However, if homage is paid and fresh subject matter is combined in a contemporary work, the aesthetic outcome usually prompts sensitive viewers to look twice or do a “double-take”.

Tracey Harris’ paintings have such aesthetic qualities and reflect how she too has refined her own sense of looking twice.
Harris states the importance of “capturing the essence” of whatever she chooses to paint rather than mimicking the photograph of the subject.
Her goals include “creating images that are serene and sustainable in an ongoing everyday atmosphere.

She infuses cleverness and a skillful comfort with her medium that many contemporary representational artists lack”.

Awards🎨 and Exhibitions
  • Jingle Feldman Individual Artist Grant 2010 - Tulsa Arts and Humanities Council;
  • Jurors Choice 2010 - OAG National Juried Exhibition;
  • Second Place 2010 - OAG National Juried Exhibition;
  • Margaret Lee Award 2008 - Philbrook Museum of Art;
  • Finalist 2008 - International Artist Magazine;
  • Honorable Mention - Leslie Powell Gallery;
  • Best of Painting - Mayfest International;
  • Honorable Mention - Baker Arts Center;
  • Honorable Mention - Portland Oregon Arts Center;
  • Juror's Choice - Kansas City Arts Coalition;
  • Liquitex Painting Award - Kansas City Art Institute;
  • KCAI Silver Scholar Award Kansas City Art Institute;
  • First Prize - United States Congressional Arts Competition;
  • First Prize - United States Congressional Arts Competition.